Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

25/10/2012

Is this the world’s earliest blooper? 1878 tinfoil strip recorded on an Edison phonograph is restored to reveal the first recorded musical performance (and the performer who forgot the words)

It’s scratchy, lasts only 78 seconds and features the world’s first recorded blooper.

The modern masses can now listen to what experts say is the oldest playable recording of an American voice and the first-ever capturing of a musical performance, thanks to digital advances that allowed the sound to be transferred from flimsy tinfoil to computer.

The recording was originally made on a Thomas Edison-invented phonograph in St. Louis in 1878. for more click here

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